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Invigilator Instructions Booklet

Contents
Checklist for Invigilators
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Instructions to invigilators of multiplechoice papers


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A brief guide to supervising the Quarantine period


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A brief guide to invigilating Science practical examinations


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Checklist for Centres conducting examinations involving candidates with disabilities


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A brief guide to invigilating IGCSE ICT and AS & A Level Applied ICT practical tests
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Checklist for Invigilators


CHECKLIST FOR INVIGILATORS This checklist summarises the most essential actions for the invigilation of examinations. Invigilators must be familiar with the current edition of the Handbook for Centres and specifically with Part 3A: Conduct of examinations General Qualifications and Professional question paper modules, which invigilators should refer to for detailed instructions and guidance.
A Arrangements for the examination room 1. Check that any charts, diagrams, etc., have been cleared from the walls. 2. Check that you have on display the following: (a) Notice to Candidates (b) a clock clearly visible to all candidates (c) a board showing: (i) Centre number (ii) starting time and finishing time of the assessment. 3. Check that you have: (a) a copy of the current Handbook for Centres (b) any subject-specific instructions (c) a seating plan of the assessment. B Identification of candidates 1. Satisfy yourself about the identity of every candidate in the assessment room. 2. Check documentary evidence presented by private candidates that they are the same persons who made entry for the assessment. C Before the examination 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. Refer to the front of the question paper for the precise requirements relating to authorised materials, particularly dictionaries and calculators (see F below). Inform candidates that they are now subject to the regulations of the assessment and draw their attention to the Notice to Candidates. Warn candidates that they must hand to you any unauthorised materials and where applicable switch them off. Open the question paper packet in the assessment room. Instruct candidates to complete the details on the front of the answer paper/booklet and any supplementary sheets. Draw candidates attention to the instructions on the front of the question paper. Ensure that details of any erratum notice are brought to the notice of the candidates. Remind candidates to write in blue or black ink. Tell candidates when they may begin and how much time they have. 5. Ensure that no candidate leaves the examination room unless they are escorted to a separate room and kept under Full Centre Supervision until the KEY TIME has passed. 6. Ensure that no question paper is removed from the examination room. 7 Ensure that a member of staff is available to accompany . any candidate who needs to leave the room temporarily. 8. Refer to the Handbook for Centres in the event of an emergency. 9. Inform candidates when they have five minutes remaining. 10. Instruct candidates to stop writing at the end of the examination. E After the examination 1. Check and sign the attendance register. 2. Instruct candidates to check that: (a) they have entered all the required information on their answer scripts, including supplementary sheets (b) their answers are correctly numbered (c) they have fastened any supplementary sheets in accordance with the instructions on the question paper or answer book, if appropriate. 3. Collect all question papers, answer scripts and all unused stationery before candidates leave the examination room. 4. Arrange answer scripts in attendance register order. 5. Ensure that answer scripts are kept in a secure place prior to despatch. 6. Ensure that question paper content is not removed from the examination room. F Use of calculators and dictionaries 1. Candidates are permitted to use calculators unless their use is prohibited in the syllabus for the subject. 2. Candidates are not allowed to use dictionaries in the examination, except as specified in the syllabus. Simple translation dictionaries are allowed for some examinations, in accordance with the regulations in the current version of the Handbook for Centres. G Full Centre Supervision 1. Candidates must be kept under Full Centre Supervision from the KEY TIME shown on the final timetable until they enter their examination. If candidates have been released from an examination then they must be kept under Full Centre Supervision until the KEY TIME is reached. 2. Full Centre Supervision means that the candidates cannot have access to any means of electronic communication including mobile phones and the Internet, or contact with any persons not under Full Centre Supervision. The candidates can however, have access to text books and revision notes and they may communicate with other candidates under Full Centre Supervision. 3. Failure, by a candidate, to comply with the regulations regarding Full Centre Supervision is malpractice and must be reported to CIE.

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D During the examination 1. Complete the attendance register. 2. Refer to the Handbook for Centres, Part 3, if a candidate arrives late. 3. Be vigilant. Supervise the candidates at all times to prevent cheating and distractions. 4. Do not give any information to candidates about: (a) suspected errors in the question paper, unless CIE has issued an erratum notice (b) any question on the paper or the requirements for answering particular questions.

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A brief guide to supervising the Quarantine period


A brief guide to supervising the Quarantine period 1. All candidates entered for examinations in either a morning or afternoon examination session on the final examination timetable must be under Full Centre Supervision at the Key Time shown. 2. Candidates under quarantine can be accommodated in the examination hall or an alternative room that is suitable for the purpose. 3. Candidates must not be accommodated in a room with other candidates who are not under full Centre supervision. 4. Suitable numbers of supervisors must be appointed so that a clear view can be maintained of all the candidates present. 5. Candidates cannot leave quarantine until after the Key Time. 6. If a candidate needs to leave the quarantine area before the Key Time for any reason (e.g. medical) then they must be accompanied by a member of Centre staff at all times. 7 Candidates can have access to books, examination notes, and they may talk to each other provided they do not . cause a disturbance, but they must not have contact with anyone not under Full Centre Supervision. 8. Candidates can not have access to any means of electronic communication including mobile phones and the internet.

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Checklist for Centres conducting examinations involving candidates with disabilities


Checklist for Centres conducting examinations involving candidates with disabilities A fundamental part of providing access arrangements is to remove barriers which may prevent candidates from accessing opportunities and achieving their full potential. CIE has produced the following checklist, which is not an exhaustive one, as a good practice guide for Centres. A Training invigilators 1 2 3 Make sure that invigilators are made aware of any candidates with a disability and that invigilators are trained in disability issues. As part of the training process, make sure that invigilators are aware of policies and procedures relating to emergency evacuation and medication, especially where they relate to candidates with a disability. Make sure that invigilators are aware of alternative means of communication, especially when conveying information to disabled candidates.

B Information for candidates 1 Make sure that information supplied to candidates with a disability, such as the Notice to Candidates, is of a suitable size and suitably adapted.

C Seating arrangements 1 2 3 Make sure that there are chairs available outside the examination rooms to enable those with a disability (or those candidates who may simply be experiencing stress) to sit and rest before they enter the examination. Make sure that there is sufficient space between desks and chairs to enable a candidate (or an invigilator) who uses a wheelchair to enter and leave the room without difficulty. If you know that a candidate may become unwell during the examination due to the nature of their disability, try to sit them close to an exit to make them feel more comfortable and to limit any disruption caused to others within the examination room. Make sure that the seating provided is both appropriate and comfortable for those who may have a disability affecting seating and posture.

D Candidates requiring access arrangements 1 Where CIE has granted a candidate the use of a reader or a scribe, make sure the individuals acting as a reader or scribe are introduced to the candidate prior to the examination(s). This is particularly important for those candidates with autism, who find it difficult to relate to strangers. Where CIE has granted a candidate supervised rest breaks, try to make sure that the rest areas are suitably comfortable as well as maintaining the security of the examination. Supervised rest breaks will apply to candidates who suffer from fatigue, hyperactivity, obsessive compulsive disorders or long term health conditions. Where CIE had granted a candidate the use of a prompter, it is important that the person appointed to act as a prompter is aware of disability etiquette, particularly when touching the candidates desk or tapping the candidates arm or shoulder as a prompt. This will apply to those candidates with autism, who may have difficulty with time.

E Emergency evacuation procedures 1 Invigilators and all other Centre staff involved in conducting examinations should be aware of the emergency evacuation procedures for candidates with a disability who may need assistance in leaving the building. When evacuation and emergency procedures are being explained to candidates, invigilators should give special attention to candidates with a disability, for whom such procedures may be different.

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Instructions to invigilators of multiple-choice papers


Instructions to invigilators of multiple-choice papers CIE provides multiple-choice answer sheets (OMR MS4) pre-printed with the syllabus, component, Centre number, and index number of the candidate. CIE also supplies supplementary answer sheets (OMR MS4 SUP). These are personalised to syllabus, component, and Centre level only. Centres should use them for any additional candidates for whom they have not received fully personalised answer sheets. A copy of the multiple-choice form in the Administrative Guide for Centres should be used only in cases where very late entry or entry amendments have been made, for examinations for which Centres did not previously have any candidates. Before the examination Invigilators must distribute answer sheets before the start of the examination. Invigilators must ask candidates to check the pre-printed details and to sign in the space provided if the information is correct. Invigilators should ask additional candidates to enter their details on the supplementary answer sheets, writing their names in block capitals. It is the responsibility of the invigilator to ensure that each candidate uses the correct answer sheet. Invigilators must then remind candidates of the correct method of answering (see instructions on the answer sheet). Additional candidates Invigilators must add to the attendance register the names and numbers of all candidates issued with supplementary answer sheets. Centres must submit an entry form for each candidate for whom they have not made an entry. They must return it separately to the entry section of CIE, and not include it with the completed answer sheets. Absent candidates For each absent candidate the invigilator must fill in the appropriate lozenge on the answer sheet, using a pencil. Transferred candidates The receiving Centre will receive an answer sheet for each transferred candidate. After the examination Order of answer sheets The invigilator must arrange all answer sheets (including those for absent candidates) in candidate number order. Return of answer sheets The Centre must despatch all completed answer sheets to CIE on the day of the examination by registered airmail using the multiple-choice envelope provided. The Centre must write on the outside of the envelope the total number of completed answer sheets in the envelope. Do not return the question papers. Keep answer sheets flat - do not staple or fold them.

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A brief guide to invigilating Science practical examinations


A brief guide to invigilating Science practical examinations Practical examinations are not as easy to invigilate as most written examinations because they are held in laboratories. Candidates often have more items on the desk and also need to move around. This can make malpractice harder to spot, so CIE has produced the following guidelines to help you prepare as an invigilator. 1. Familiarise yourself with the checklist for invigilators, which applies to invigilators of both written and practical examinations. Also, ensure you have access to a copy of the confidential instructions for that particular examination and are familiar with it even if you are not a subject specialist it may have special instructions dealing with the general administration of the examination and other details that are relevant. Before the arrival of the candidates and the start of the examination, look carefully around the room and ensure all posters, diagrams and other items that might aid or distract candidates are removed from the walls. When the candidates arrive, ensure that they have handed in all unauthorised materials. Calculators are permitted but must not be in a case. Candidates must not use correcting fluid. They must switch off and hand in their mobile phones. (For a full list of exclusions see the current edition of the Handbook for Centres.) Remind candidates that they should write in black or blue ink or ballpoint pen they should only use pencil for graphs and diagrams. Throughout the examination, a subject specialist should be available to help you deal with any technical difficulties or safety issues that may arise this will usually be the supervisor who was responsible for setting up the examination. During the examination, it is recognised that some movement by candidates and spoken instructions may be necessary, but please ensure that these are essential to the examination and do not compromise the security of the examination. All equipment and chemicals should be arranged to limit as much as possible the need for any movement. Do not let candidates talk to each other. Be constantly vigilant and observant. Move around the laboratory. If you see any unauthorised material, remove it (without disturbing the surrounding candidates). In the unlikely event that there is a serious breach of examination security (e.g. pre-prepared notes are discovered or obvious collusion between candidates), you must inform the Head of Centre. The Centre must inform CIE immediately of any such incident and the incident must be detailed on the supervisors report. Invigilators and subject specialists must not comment on any aspect of the candidates work, and must not communicate with candidates except for administrative or safety reasons. You must note any assistance you give to a candidate (where permitted by the question paper or confidential instructions) and the candidate may be penalised. You must never assist candidates with either analysis of data or the answers to questions. If a candidate is experiencing difficulties in the examination, communication must be with that candidate only. If there is a general problem that affects all candidates, you may make an announcement, provided that the security of the examination is not compromised. The supervisor must make a note in their report, detailing any such announcement and the reasons for the announcement.

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10. If a candidate appears to be having problems with faulty equipment, inform the subject specialist, who will determine if the problem lies with the equipment or the candidate. In the case of faulty equipment it should be replaced or repaired without delay. The supervisor must make a note in their report of any such problems, to be included with the scripts for despatch to CIE. 11. In preparing materials, supervisors should increase the bulk quantity for each substance by 25% so that spare material is available to cover accidental loss. Invigilators may supply more material if requested by candidates, without penalty. The supervisor must report any problems with the supply of material to the candidates on their report.

Finally, a competent subject specialist must complete and sign a copy of the supervisors report, including any results required in the confidential instructions. The Centre must include a copy of the report in every packet of scripts sent to CIE. The Centre must produce a separate report for each session and venue.

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A brief guide to invigilating IGCSE ICT and AS & A Level Applied ICT practical tests
A brief guide to invigilating IGCSE ICT and AS & A Level Applied ICT practical tests
IT practical tests are not as easy to invigilate as most written examinations, because they are usually held in computer laboratories. Such conditions may make malpractice harder to spot, so CIE has produced the following guidelines to help you prepare as an invigilator.
1. Familiarise yourself with the checklist for invigilators, which applies to invigilators of both written examinations and practical tests. Also, ensure that you have access to a copy of the supervisor instructions sent with the examination materials and the procedures for conducting practical tests. Be familiar with these documents even if you are not a subject specialist, the special instructions dealing with the administration of the test are relevant. The supervisor, who is responsible for the administration of the test, must be present throughout. The supervisor can act as an invigilator but two invigilators must be present at all times. A teacher who has been responsible for the preparation of candidates must not be the sole invigilator. Access to technical support during the test is strongly recommended. When the candidates arrive, ensure that they have handed in all unauthorised materials. Past test papers and mark schemes are not permitted as reference material during the test. Candidates must not have access during the test to their own electronic files or personal notes, pre-prepared templates or other files. Candidates are not allowed to refer to textbooks or Centre-prepared manuals during the examination. Candidates may use simple translation dictionaries (see also 3.3.5 in the Handbook for Centres), spell-checkers, software help facilities and manufacturer manuals on the software packages during the practical test. Candidates may use software wizards provided by the original software vendor. You may not give any other help to the candidates during the test, unless there is an equipment failure. The supervisor must record any assistance given to an individual candidate beyond that given to the group as a whole as part of their report, which they must submit to CIE with the candidates work. Candidates must not communicate with each other in any way (including the use of email, via the Internet or an intranet) and Centres must ensure the security of the individual candidates files. Centres are strongly advised to consider setting up passwords to control login procedures and to ensure that only authorised access to files is possible. Candidates must not have access to portable storage media, e.g. memory sticks or floppy disks. Invigilators must be constantly vigilant and observant throughout the test. Move around the room. If you see any unauthorised material, remove it. Should any breach of security occur (such as obvious collusion between candidates, e.g. by accessing other candidates files on the network or sharing solutions via the Internet), you must inform the Head of Centre and submit a detailed written report to CIE. If a candidate appears to be having problems with faulty equipment, inform the supervisor, who will determine if the fault lies with the equipment or the candidate. If equipment failure occurs with individual computers, you should permit the candidates to move to another machine if necessary. Invigilators are advised to check that candidates do not have access to other candidates work e.g. by using secure areas on all machines, or by changing the default settings. If equipment can be restored you may give extra time to the candidates to compensate for time lost while the problem was resolved, as long as the Centre can guarantee the integrity of the test. If equipment failure makes it impossible to continue with the test, (e.g. power has been lost indefinitely, or all the candidates work has been lost or corrupted), the Centre must destroy all the candidates work and should allow the candidate a second attempt at the test on a different day. This must only be a last resort. To conform with safe working practices in using display screen equipment, it is recommended that Centres allow candidates to take short approved breaks from working at their screens (510 minutes every hour). Candidates must not leave the examination room during this time or communicate with other candidates. Such breaks may naturally form part of the working pattern, as candidates study the assessment material or approach the invigilator to receive their printouts. 9. Candidates work will take the form of printouts. Centres must not submit other forms of output, e.g. floppy disks, CD-ROM. Each printout must include the candidates name, number and Centre number. Candidates must enter this information before printing. This information must not be hand-written. CIE will not mark any printouts with either hand-written details or no candidate details. Candidates must send all work to the printer during the duration of the test. Printouts may be collated after the test time specified, under supervised conditions. Invigilators will be responsible for collecting the printouts from the printers and giving these to the candidates. Where specified, tasks such as highlighting parts of the printout can be done after the test time specified. You must remind candidates that no printout of a task means that the examiner has no evidence that they completed the task the examiner cannot award marks if there is no evidence. If candidates produce additional rough copies of printouts, they should neatly cross through these to indicate that they are not the copy to be marked. Only in the event of a printer breakdown may the Centre use its discretion on extending the time specified for the test. The supervisor must record this as part of their report. Invigilators must observe carefully the printing of work by candidates. It is essential that an invigilator gives the printouts to candidates and that candidates do not collect the printouts themselves from the printer. It is advisable to check at this stage that all printouts contain the candidate name, number and Centre number, before you give the candidates their work. Invigilators must make sure that they give candidates only their own printouts. Printers used should preferably be in the same room as the candidates. If printers are in a different room, someone (other than the candidates) should collect printouts and give them to the invigilator candidates must not collect printouts under any circumstances. At all times it is the responsibility of the invigilator to give printouts to the candidates. There is no requirement to print in colour, unless otherwise instructed. CIE will not give any extra credit to work printed in colour. It is, however, the candidates responsibility to ensure that adequate differentiation is present on monochrome printouts (e.g. sectors of a pie chart are distinguishable). If the Centre does not submit colour prints and colour is being tested, a supervisor must witness that colour was used correctly, stating this on the assessment record folder (ARF). At the end of the test, candidates must present the invigilator with the final printouts and the dated test paper that they wish to submit. Each page of the printout must include the candidates, number and Centre number. Candidates must enter this information before printing. CIE will not accept or mark printouts with either hand-written or no candidate details. Centres must submit each candidates work in the appropriate assessment record folder for the respective test. Apart from the candidates assessment record folders, the supervisor must submit a Supervisor Report Folder (SRF). The SRF must state the nature of any problems encountered, the candidates affected, and the actions taken. Candidates are not permitted to retain a copy of the test, or of any printouts produced during the test, or of any electronic files which form part of the test or have been produced during the test. Centres must keep candidates work securely between the end of the test and submission to CIE.

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